Definition of Acrolith

1. n. A statue whose extremities are of stone, the trunk being generally of wood.



Definition of Acrolith

1. Noun. An ancient Greek wooden statue with limbs and head of stone. ¹

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Definition of Acrolith

1. a type of statue [n -S] - See also: statue

Medical Definition of Acrolith

1. A statue whose extremities are of stone, the trunk being generally of wood. Origin: L. Acrolthus, Gr. With the ends made of stone; extreme + stone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrolith

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acroleic
acroleic acids
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acrolith (current term)
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acromegalic
acromegalic gigantism
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acromegaloidism
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acromelic
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Literary usage of Acrolith

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1. Technologisches Wörterbuch in englischer und deutscher Sprache: Die Wörter by Gustav Eger, Otto Brandes (1884)
"acrolith (a wooden statue, the hands and feet of which are of stone). Aland, Bratfisch, m. (Fisch.) chub. Alant, то. (Bot. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"acrolith. A. A statue or figure in relief of which only the head, hands, and feet are of stone, the rest being of wood, or other material. ..."

3. A History of Ancient Sculpture by Lucy Myers Wright Mitchell (1883)
"... and the third, bought for Dionysios of Syracuse.9'5 Of an acrolith colossal Ares, attributed to this master as well as to Timotheos, we only know that ..."

4. Ancient Art and Its Remains: Or, A Manual of the Archaeology of Art by Karl Otfried Müller, Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker (1852)
"... Apollo of Bryaxis, a colossal acrolith (§. 84), was very similar to the Palatine Apollo of Scopas, only that he poured out a libation from a goblet with ..."

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